Friday, November 01, 2013

Rob Ford Around the World (#topoli)

Hold your head high, Toronto.

BBC, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford refuses to resign over 'drug video'
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has refused to quit after Canadian police said they recovered a video appearing to show him smoking from a crack pipe.
Mr Ford, who has denied smoking crack, said he had "no reason" to resign.
Police have not gone into detail about the content of the mobile-phone footage but say it is consistent with previous media descriptions.
New York Times, Recovered Video of Mayor Roils Toronto
Canada’s largest city, Toronto, was in political turmoil on Thursday after the police said they had recovered a video apparently showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.
The Washington Post, Toronto police have video of Rob Ford apparently smoking crack pipe, records say
Police in Toronto have recovered footage of Mayor Rob Ford apparently smoking from a crack pipe, according to court documents. The existence of the recording had not been officially confirmed until Thursday, but since the footage was previously reported in the media, it has made Ford the subject of widespread mockery. Toronto’s police chief, Bill Blair, said that the video did not provide evidence for criminal charges against the mayor, but that it “depicts images that are consistent with those previously reported in the press.”
Reuters, Toronto mayor Rob Ford's woes
Police have obtained a video that matches one reported earlier this year which allegedly showed Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. Ford says he does not plan to resign.
CNN, Toronto mayor says he won't resign despite possibly damning video
Toronto's mayor says he will not resign despite a claim Thursday by the police chief that investigators recovered a video of the mayor that purportedly shows him smoking a crack pipe.
Al Jazeera, Video shows Toronto mayor smoking cocaine
Toronto police have obtained a video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking a crack pipe, a video Ford had said did not exist and that has been at the core of a scandal that has embarrassed and gripped Canada for months.
And, my favourite ...

Frankfurter Rundshau, Der Bürgermeister und die Crack-Pfeife
Torontos Stadtoberhaupt Rob Ford ist einer der mächtigsten und zugleich umstrittensten Politiker in Kanada. Bisher ist er vor allem durch rechte Parolen und sexuelle Übergriffe aufgefallen, nun soll er auch noch harte Drogen geraucht haben.

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